Lee Boyd Malvo
Lee Boyd Malvo was born on February 18, 1985, to Leslie Malvo, a mason, and Una James, a seamstress. Malvo and his mother, Una Sceon James, first met John Allen Muhammad in Antigua and Barbuda around 1999. In 2012, Malvo claimed that he was sexually abused by Muhammad. He is serving multiple life sentences at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia.
About Lee Boyd Malvo in brief
Lee Boyd Malvo was born on February 18, 1985, to Leslie Malvo, a mason, and Una James, a seamstress. Malvo and his mother, Una Sceon James, first met John Allen Muhammad in Antigua and Barbuda around 1999, where James and Muhammad developed a strong friendship. In 2012, Malvo claimed that he was sexually abused by Muhammad. He is serving multiple life sentences at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia, a supermax prison. Muhammad was executed in 2009. The two men’s actions were classified by the media as psychopathy attributable to serial killer characteristics, but researchers have debated whether their psychopathy meets this classification or that of spree killing. The Beltway sniper attacks was the last of a series of shootings across the United States connected to these individuals which began on the West Coast. Muhammad had befriended the juvenile Malvo and enlisted him in the attacks. According to Craig Cooley, one of Malvo’s defense attorneys,Malvo believed Muhammad when he told him that the USD 10 million ransom sought from the US government to stop the sniper killings would be used to establish a Utopian society for 140 homeless black children on a Canadian compound.
While in jail, he made a recorded confession to Detective Samuel Walker in which he stated that he “intended to kill them all”. Due to extensive pre-trial publicity around the entire Washington metropolitan area, a change of venue was granted more than 150 miles to Chesapeake, Virginia. The trial was held on the grounds that Malvo pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He was charged by the Commonwealth of Virginia for two capital crimes: The murder of FBI analyst Linda Franklin and the murder of more than one person in a three-year period. In January 2002, he was released on a USD 1,500 bond. Malvo traveled to Bellingham, Washington, where he lived in a homeless shelter with Muhammad. In March 2001, Muhammad also isolated Malvo from his mother. He arrived illegally in Miami in 2001, and in December of that year, he and his mom were apprehended by the Border Patrol in Bellingham,. He was transferred to Virginian custody and sent to jail in Fairfax County. He later moved to AntigUA in 1999 to be with his mother and won a school award in the 100 meter run. In sixth grade, he did so well on an entrance exam that hewas sent to York Castle High School.